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HAGANTA, Guam _ A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend. The U.S. National Weather Service in Guam reports Typhoon Wutip was packing 100 mph (161 kph) winds and will continue to intensify through Saturday. The storm was about 480 miles (772 kilometers) southeast of Guam Friday. SENT: 600 words, photos. Will be updated.
HONOLULU _ Traffic on the Pali Highway bound for Honolulu will be diverted into the Kailua-bound lanes beginning Thursday after large debris and concrete fell onto the highway during multiple landslides, Hawaii transportation officials said. State Department of Transportation officials said the road will be affected for months as they make repairs, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. SENT: 210 words.
BIG ISLAND-FOOD CONTAINERS
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii _ Hawaii Island’s ban on polystyrene — or Styrofoam — food containers goes into effect in less than five months. The Hawaii County Council on Tuesday got an update on an educational program from Recycling Coordinator George Hayducsko, who outlined a schedule to implement administrative rules for the ban, West Hawaii Today reported. SENT: 260 words.
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